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Open Call for Science and Technology Created by Early-Stage (e.g. University) Teams

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-19-P-A039
Agency Tracking Number: F19B-001-0109
Amount: $25,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19B-T001
Solicitation Number: 19.B
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-08
Small Business Information
694 Charingworth Ct
Westminster, MD 21158
United States
DUNS: 079892760
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Olga Perera
 Principal Investigator
 (404) 971-3495
Business Contact
 Karl Leodler
Phone: (703) 963-2204
Research Institution
 Utah State University
 Alan Edwards Alan Edwards
1415 Old Main Hill, Room 64
Logan, UT 84322
United States

 (435) 797-2328
 Nonprofit College or University

This proposal addresses the Department of Defense (DoD) AI Strategy focus area “streamlining business processes.� Dynamic Dimension Technologies (DDT) proposes the use of AI and blockchain technology to automate and increase the security of Air Force base (AFB) security-gate, restricted area, and facility access processes. AI can automate AFB gate access to regular visitors (employees, military, etc.) by combining machine vision, for facial and vehicle image recognition, and history-based predictive models for identifying potential threats. The user data utilized by such a system can be securely and inexpensively stored using a private blockchain network. Phase I will result in a prototype development plan tailored to improving a specific security-gate or restricted-area system. Phase I will also include researching specific systems, compiling resources for prototype development, and creating a prototype model. Our solution is based on applying established open-source frameworks such as Google’s TensorFlow AI and Ethereum blockchain to specific systems. Our team has previous project experience applying AI and blockchain technology to space exploration and law enforcement management. This idea has the potential for mass scalability within the DoD, and our Utah State University Technology Transfer partnership creates opportunities for growth beyond the DoD.

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